During Jack and Bitty’s 2nd summer together...
So Jack is in Georgia for a couple of days, right, and he comes back from a morning run to find both Bittle parents in the kitchen eating breakfast (Bitty slowly dragging is ass out of bed, he can hear the bathroom upstairs).
Suzanne greets him with a smile, Coach with a nod, Jack sits down to eat. Usually, there’s a fair amount of chatter- even without Bitty- because Jack is comfortable with both parents, but now they’re eating in silence. Throwing furtive glances at Jack. At each other. At Jack again.
Jack’s stars feeling the tingle in his fingers that announces his anxiety. He counts the seconds until Bitty leaves the bathroom- no, that was the sound of the shower. Alright then.
Suzanne places her mug back on the table.
- Jack, sweetheart, we need to talk to you.
Coach takes a sip of coffee and sits back straight.
- …Alright? says Jack.
- We’ve seen the way you look at Junior, says Coach in a matter-of-fact voice.
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